Just like Caucau
I applaud Attorney-General Aiyaz SayedKhaiyum for his courage to speak out and remind Fijians what led to events of 1987 and 2000.
The manner in which Opposition MPs are speaking today, I am reminded of Asenaca Caucau who had stood in Parliament and divided everything along ethnic lines. Similar rhetoric is coming back now and I agree with A-G, these MPs need to know there are people outside Parliament listening and taking things to heart. My youngest daughter was one-month old in 1987. She was in Class eight in 2000. I remember very clearly young men from the interior villages coming around and asking which homes were occupied by kaidias.
We remember rushing out to bring down our religious flags so that people did not know that the house was owned by Hindus and Indo-Fijians. Our very lovely iTaukei nanny who helped raise my three children stood by us with her family, ready to defend us and they did their part in keeping us safe.
But there were so many others who were defenceless. Women were brutally raped, people were killed, and the so-called champions of democracy were nowhere to be found.
This is what homogenising does to our country.
This is what we don't want a repeat of. This is what this Government has been dead against.